Sunday 3rd October 2021 - around the Mynd

        Meet at the Abbey at 08:30, or at the walk start at 09:00. We will start from the Bridges car park near Ratlinghope (SO393964). Car sharing is now an option, but not obligatory. If you wish to go directly to the start point, please inform the walk leader before the day of the walk, either by text, or preferably by email.

       The walk goes over Adstone Hill to Wentnor, down towards Asterton and up onto the Long Mynd near the Gliding Station. We then follow a circuitous route via Minton Hill, Callow Hollow, Barrister's Plain and Ashes Hollow, to regain the Long Mynd ridge near the Shooting Box. The return is past Belmore Farm and Ratlinghope.

       Total walk distance is around 18k/12 ml, with 730m/2500 feet of climbing; probably 6 hours or so. We are mostly on good tracks, not too much road walking, hopefully not too boggy. It's an interesting route which visits some quieter parts of the Mynd with excellent scenery and few people. There's the chance of a pint at the Bridges afterwards.

       Walk leader: John Ellerslie, or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text 07490 272286.